Riding through stunning autumn colours. Sometimes not all about the mountains, though they do look amazing today too!


Change from the coast, some nice hills around here too. Village of Hostalric a stand out in it's Autumn colours. Wow!


Just what you want to see on a recovery ride wink Head NE from Llafranc beach (very pretty place) if you fancy it! grin


More beaches & beautiful little villages today. Gotta say am liking the off season here - quiet & perfect weather smile


Today's ride: From Spanish coast into hills & back, then coastal road dropping down to the occasional beach. Awesome!


From beach, inland into rolling hills & finale over Jaizkibel coastal road. Latter in particular has amazing views!


Today's ride: popped over into Spain, as you do wink It's all Basque Country though & such a beautiful region. Love it!


At last! New signage & decked seating area atop the Tourmalet. So everyone finally knows where your pics are taken wink


Today's ride: Font Romeu -> 34km descent (blast down the N116) -> beautiful climbs back to the start. Love this area!


Port de Lers & Col de Port. Former a testy little bugger who's stats don't do it justice. Absolutely beautiful tho.


Today's ride: Just a short one, but found some crazy hairpins above Verdun here in the Ariege. Niiiiice smile


Beautiful day for big cols but August weekend means lots of tourist traffic up there. 105km in the foothills instead!


Insert obligatory beer... erm... banana shot! wink Today's perfection at Hautacam & Col du Tramessel. Cheers!? grin


Smashed my PR up East side of the Tourmalet. Loving 25-30C temps so pretty Aussie still - locals hate this 'heat'! wink


Ride to Atlantic & back via some, erm, interesting 'roads'! It ain't Sydney sad But then again - it ain't Sydney smile wink


Today's ride: little recovery spin in more rolling terrain... with 20% pinches thrown in because... Basque region! wink


Today's ride: Basque Epic from St-Jean-Pied-de-Port. Brutal gradients. Beautiful scenery. To Spanish border & back.


Sublime Col d'Aspin today: PR the climb, home in time for stage 1 of le Tour, beer & delicious lunch. Life is good smile


Riding past snowdrifts in full summer kit: what a day! Personal best time for Tourmalet West too #FasterWithAge wink smile


What a morning for a ride. Stunning up at Gazost. Sealed road in this valley ends 9.9km from home, which is handy! wink


Lucky to say endless awesome parcours within 10km of home. This spot only 2.5km for example. Yes, v.lucky! #StaySafe


Today's ride: Above the clouds in glorious sunshine. Col d'Aspin. Sublime.


Mates teasing me about lack of MTB action, so here you go: Bike. Dirt. Mountains! wink Just another day in paradise smile


Well slap my thigh! wink Col d'Aspin... on Feb 16... in shorts! Set a PR too so double awesome! Happy days! grin grin


Temporary shelving setup in the garage for training. Strangely motivational... hmmmmmmm... wink


Today's ride: found a deer trapped by wire fence so helped it escape & run off hopefully unscathed. PS: was nippy! wink


Today's ride: Beautiful trundle through autumn colours, inc. this section of forest dirt. Yes planned, not lost! tongue


Today's ride: Cols Ichere & Lie. No big climbs as taking it easy. Not that several km of almost 10% is *that* easy wink


Today's ride: Short but sweet. Overlooking the Baretous valley & later getting stuck in animal traffic. Baaaaaa!


Today's ride: rolling along a supply branch of the Canal du Midi. And up to a random castle... because... why not? smile


Today's ride: Lac de Saint Ferreol. Beautiful area I think is bit like a mini Black Forest - sadly minus beer/cake sad


Today's ride: just a little local spin in the foothills. What a day for it though! smile


Look who finally joined me up the Aspin, yay! Crazy weather for end of August but only slightly damp so no probs smile


Today's ride: Erm... where's the mountains & what's this blue stuff? wink Cruising between beaches on the Medoc coast.


Today's ride: what's wrong with this picture? Answer: not much! grin Beautiful spin even if a little 'lost' at times wink


On today's ride: little bridge crossing the River Ousse. Still so many little gems like this to discover near home smile


Today's ride: Back on cliffs above Saint-Cirq-Lapopie because... why not? Few drops of rain a welcome refreshment!


Second ride of the day: short cool down with Pratiwi, who also tried #HaySurfing for the first time wink Not bad! grin


Beautiful sunrise ride to avoid forecast heat. Rolling hills & shady forests actually made for perfect conditions smile


Today's ride: Dodging cattle normally no big deal but when herd has young & giant bull present some care required! wink


Beaut Baronnies ride this morning. Road in the background is typical of the area: nothing straight & nothing flat! grin


Beautiful day up top smile Felt knackered when leaving home but much better after this. Wish it was always the way! wink


Glorious day to ride the Col d'Aspin. Not much traffic but loads of riders out... and cattle... Moo! wink smile :)


Guess there are worse places to be forced to ride a trainer wink Easy spin in the sunshine, perfect conditions smile


Not quite my normal view from a bike sad But... thanks to FFC & Kinomap just took a spin up Col de la Colombiere smile


Our w/e trip to Lisbon cancelled for obvs reasons sad However, there are worse places to be stuck wink #SelfIsolation wink


Another amazing day for a ride. Jan/Feb this year been rubbish skiing but awesome on the bike! Swings/roundabouts wink


Today's ride: stunning day for a tour of the Val de Gave. Plus some climbing up the sides, inc Ortiac for these pics.


Today's ride: Hourquette d'Ancizan & Col d'Aspin. In the middle of winter. In shorts (you can't see) wink Ridiculous!


Today's ride: Bit of an explore out West. Beautiful sunshine all ride. So quite. Should come this way more often!